Coratian-style BBQ raises funds for Alzheimer’s research

MARQUETTE — Fundraising for a good cause is always a good thing. Including good food in the fundraiser makes it even better.

The Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Community held a Croatian–style BBQ earlier tonight, to help raise money to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

“Alzheimer’s will touch everybody in some way at some point in time,” said Lindsay Hemmila, marketing director of Brookridge Heights. “Whether it be a friend or relative, or a friend of a relative of somebody that you know, so it’s important to get out there and support so we can find a cure for this disease.”

Patrons were invited to plenty of food, including various barbecued food, and 6 different kinds of cupcakes.

Live music provided the backdrop to lawn games for kids, as well as bucket raffles and a 50/50 drawing.

Although BBQ fundraisers have been held every year, this is the first year Brookridge Heights has held a Croatian–style BBQ.

All of the proceeds raised from the event will go towards the Alzheimer’s Association for Alzheimer’s research.